The CM of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah wants to extend the lockdown in the province until the 21st of April after the coronavirus cases have surged across the nation. The tally of coronavirus cases in Sindh is on the second number after Punjab.
While conversing with the senior journalists’ CM Sindh on Thursday said that the extension of the lockdown was a tedious task owing to the policies of the federal government.
He said that the economy cannot be operated at the cost of the lives of the people. PM Khan has argued previously that a complete lockdown would prove destructive for the economy of Pakistan.
Besides that, Dr Azra Pechuho, the Health Minister has indicated that the province was only left with six thousand coronavirus testing kits, which were likely to get finished within 12 days.
The minister explained that they have got a capacity of performing 2,600 tests, however, they are only taking 400 to 500 tests on a per-day basis. It was further added by the health minister that the centre should assist the province with the supply of the testing kits.
Pakistan is observing lockdown as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus. PM Khan has said that the decision about its extension or to lift it would be taken on the 14th of this month.